Podcasts

Vacuum Heat Treat Minute March 2017: Electric Power Company Rebate Programs (Part 2 of 2)

The continuation of an interview about electric power company rebate programs as applied to vacuum furnaces. Discusses the use of variable speed drives to not only save energy but also improve the service life of the vacuum booster, diffusion pump, gas quench motor, and the pump motors of the water cooling system.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute December 2016: Electric Power Company Rebate Programs (Part 1 of 2)

An interview focusing on the work Solar has accomplished, and continues to develop, in hot zone efficiencies to reduce electric power consumption, not only to lower operational costs and improve performance but also to win the rebate programs offered by electric power companies.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute October 2016: Hot Zone Designs – Past, Present and Future (Part 3)

The third in the series of 3 podcasts looking back over the evolutionary history of hot zone designs from the beginning of the modern vacuum furnace discussing a few important developments that helped to shape present day furnace technology.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute August 2016: Hot Zone Designs – Past, Present and Future (Part 2)

The second in the series of 3 podcasts looking back over the evolutionary history of hot zone designs from the beginning of the modern vacuum furnace discussing a few important developments that helped to shape present day furnace technology.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute June 2016: Hot Zone Designs – Past, Present and Future (Part 1)

The first in the series of 3 podcasts looking back over the evolutionary history of hot zone designs from the beginning of the modern vacuum furnace discussing a few important developments that helped to shape present day furnace technology.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute April 2016: Active Brazing of Titanium in a Vacuum Furnace

The April 2016 podcast is the third in the series about Vacuum Furnace Brazing. Our discussion centers on an overview of reactive brazing in a vacuum furnace and the use of active brazing alloys for successful results in joining titanium and titanium alloys.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute February 2016: Vacuum Furnace Brazing of Stainless Steels

The February 2016 podcast is the second in the series about Vacuum Furnace Brazing. Our discussion centers on the advantages and concerns of brazing of Stainless Steel components with nickel-based and copper-based brazing alloys.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute December 2015: The Advantages of Vacuum Furnace Brazing

This podcast is the first in a series on vacuum furnace brazing. It is an overview of the different types of brazing processes and why vacuum furnace brazing is superior to other joining methods, particularly torch brazing and welding.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute October 2015: Preventing Distortion and Cracking in a Vacuum Furnace

Distortion and cracking of parts is a common problem for heat treaters. This podcast is a discussion on how to prevent and reduce the distortion and cracking of tool steels and other ferrous alloys when cooling parts in a gas-quenching vacuum furnace.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute August 2015: The Problem of Contaminated Ceramic Electrical Insulators in a Vacuum Furnace

This podcast features a discussion on how contaminants develop on ceramic insulators, how contamination affects the operation and performance of a vacuum furnace, and how to keep ceramic insulators clean of contaminants.

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